The global award in photography and sustainability

Guy Tillim

Congo Democratic

In modern times, the territory that has become known as the Democratic Republic of Congo began by being the object of imperial expansion and colonial dominion. The nature of these conquests set the tone for the calamities that have followed: the assassination of Patrice Lumumba, the dictatorship of Mobutu Sese Seko and civil war. The recent UN-sponsored elections are undermined by mistrust. These images trace some aspects of the individuals and institutions that have been in power in the Congo.


Guy Tillim